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Shower Head Replacement

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  1. Shower Head Replacement, Shower Head: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use your hand to loosen the old shower head from the pipe. This should be fairly easy, as most shower heads have a textured grip on the joint.

    • Make sure the water is turned off to the shower.

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    • Once the shower head is loosened, remove it and set it aside.

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    • Remove the old plumbing tape from the threads of the pipe, and throw it away.

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    • Grab your roll of plumbing tape and wrap the tape approximately twice around the threads of the pipe.

    • Be sure to wrap the tape tightly to prevent leaks.

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    • Begin installing the new shower head by threading it onto the pipe.

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    • Use your hands to tighten the new shower head back onto the pipe, using a wrench if needed.

    • Make sure it is tightly connected!

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    • Turn on the water and enjoy your new shower head!


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Aaron Bartfeld

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Great post. Very informative and easy to follow! Beautiful hand model, absolutely superb! Is he single by any chance?

nprewitt - Reply

My shower isn’t broken I just keep looking at the incredible hand model! Wow! I would break my shower head if these hands would fix it

Abby - Reply

What a helpful guide . And Wow! I couldn't help but notice some phenomenal hand modeling. Those hands are going places that's for sure!

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